Random Thoughts: Gettin’ out of Baghdad


Yes, the U.S. forces in Iraq have finally left allegedly closing the book on a very interesting little war. Whether the U.S. should have gone there is outside of the scope of this blog, however, the cost of this boondoggle is going to have to be paid for generations to come and that along with our friends in Europe could keep us all living on tenterhooks (econimically speaking) for at least the next year. The biggest question I have is when did Iraq become IRack? I think I finally get the Peking to Beijing change but when did the I in Iraq become a long sound? Yes, not the most important part of the whole conflict, but to me it’s an interesting question.

With Christmas coming up, I also will be publishing my 2000th post somewhere in the next little while as well. That kind of astounds me that I have written that much, I guess I should really look at all of this and see if it could be edit’ed down into a more useful format, we’ll see.

Preparations for Christmas were first in my mind this week as can be seen from the odd cross section of post themes chosen:

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 960 folks who follow me, wow!

Can we make it to a Santa Rally this year? I really think that we may have to wait for a recovery into well into 2012, but other writers may disagree:

Other Bookkeeping

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  • Echo December 16, 2011, 10:32 PM

    Thanks for the mention, and have a great weekend!

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  • My Own Advisor December 16, 2011, 9:31 PM

    Thanks for the mention BCM, I always appreciate the blog support!

    As for the war, dare I say it, it shouldn’t have started. W’s fight his daddy didn’t have.

    I did like the snappy answers to financial questions post.

    Have a great weekend. Stay away from Bayshore and other Ottawa malls!

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  • Michael James December 16, 2011, 10:23 AM

    Thanks for the mention. As for the cost of the war, what’s a few trillion between firends?

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